Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes at MTC Digital Theatre
Melbourne Theatre Company reopened its post-pandemic mainstage with Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s eye-opening exploration of power, truth and desire. And with half the country back in lockdown, it’s been made available online to stream at home.
The play tells the story of Jon and Annie. Jon is a prize-winning novelist onto his third marriage and stuck at university teaching creative writing to a bunch of lazy undergraduates. Annie is his prized student – clever, imaginative and a huge fan of his work. The two begin an affair that soon spirals out of control, but when the embers have cooled and the affair is over, who will control their narrative? Moscovitch steers the audience through nuance and bias to deliver a twist with incisive precision.
MTC’s production was directed by Petra Kalive and starred Dan Spielman (The Code) as Jon and Izabella Yena (Kerosene) as Annie.
A video pass to watch Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes costs $25, and it’s available for 48 hours after you first press “play” or until 11.59pm on July 27, when the season ends. You can watch it as many times as you want within the 48 hours.